Causes of back injury
Care of the injured elderly patient
Improving Spinal Mobility
- Instrument assisted manipulation (Activator, Arthro-Stim)
- Specialised tables (Drop Table, Flexion-Distraction)
- Soft Tissue Mobilisation
- Myofascial Release
The amount of time you sleep as well as the quality of your sleep is important. If you are an athlete, it is even more important to regularly get a good night's sleep to allow your body to rest and recover between periods of exercise, as well as to decrease the risk of injury.
If you live in Sydney, cycling is difficult to avoid. But as anyone new to the city can attest, hopping back on a saddle for the first time in years to weave through the narrow busy streets can be a daunting prospect.
Luckily, the old saying holds true: it really is like learning to ride a bike. Many people will have experienced the amazing and long-lasting memory for skills that is often known as "muscle memory".
Muscle memory exists in all kinds of different skills, from sewing, to dancing, to gaming. What is muscle memory? Does it involve changes in structure? What is happening in the brain?
Now that the traditional indulgence over Christmas and New Year has come to an end, many of you may be considering jumping into a new fitness regime to get back in shape.
But before taking up a new gym membership or getting on the running track just yet, it is important to remember the basics of good spinal health.
Otherwise, you may be putting yourself at risk of injury.
And that’s not how you want to start 2022!
To help our clients start the year on the right foot, we’ve released a new Healthy Spine Checklist that allows you to assess the health of your spine and joints, and identify any possible problems areas.
For example, if any of the following points sound like you, your spine may need a helping hand to guide it back into shape.
Are you . . .
Remember: Your overall level of fitness can be affected by the health of your spine. Getting the basics right first - such as employing a correct posture, walking upright, having good nutrition – will give you the best chance of improving your health in 2022.
If you are suffering from any of the symptoms above, make sure to arrange an appointment with a member of our team.
You can also pop in to the practice anytime to pick up your own copy of the new Healthy Spine Checklist.
Dr Vivienne Brimelow
Dr Vivienne Brimelow